Donate to disaster relief; get bonus miles.
Want to help the people and communities trying to deal with the aftermath of Hurriance Florence, Tphoone Mangkhut, the flooding in western Japan, the California wildlfires and whatever comes next?
See below for campaigns United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines are spearheading to raise funds for a variety of humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.
⚠️ Washout is what happens when floodwaters damage a roadway like this one in @CityofWilm. DO NOT go around barricades! They are there to keep you safe. Travel is not advised in southeastern NC. #FlorenceNC pic.twitter.com/BGJiMOUvNE
— NCDOT (@NCDOT) September 22, 2018
United’s Crowdrise campaign is raising funds for six groups: the American Red Cross, Airlink, Global Giving (Hurricane Florence), Feeding America, Americares and Global Giving (Typhoon Mangkhut).
United has pledged to match the first $50,000 raised and to provide up to 5 million bonus miles as thank-you gifts to MileagePlus program members who pledge at least $50 or more before October 31, 2019.
Donate $50-$99 and get 250 miles; donate $100 to $249 and get 500 award miles; donate $250 or more and get 1,000 bonus award miles.
American Airlines if also offering bonus miles as a thank-you to AAdvantage members who donate to the American Red Cross by October 5. American is offering 10 miles for every dollar donated with a minimu donation of $25 dollars.
Through Delta Air Line’s SkyWish program SkyMiles members can donate miles to help get volunteers helping with disaster relief get where they need to be.
Whether you’d like bonus miles or have lots of extra miles to share, this is a pretty good time to be generous with your cash or your miles – or both.